Sunday, 16 March 2008

Wellington Zoo

I went to Wellington Zoo the other day to take reference photos of animals. Here are some which came out quite well, if I do say so myself.

(I may as well point out here that my feelings towards zoos are conflicted: they give endangered species an alternative place to live and indeed with some species there are more of the animals in zoos than in the wild; but I always look at the size and quality of the cages and wonder if the animals can have a decent life there.)

Saturday, 16 February 2008


On Wednesday I took the Overlander (long-distance train) from Hamilton to Wellington. The country is very dry and yellow at the moment. I tried taking photos from inside the train, which didn't work too well. So I spent some time out on the observation deck, which was fun. Here are some photos.